Baker Tilly International Adopts Chinese Name

14 Oct 2010

Baker Tilly International has adopted "天 职 国 际" as its Chinese name.

Meaning independence, objectivity, fairness and social responsibility, combined with an international vision, 天 职 国 际 is the Chinese name of Baker Tilly China, formerly Vocation International CPAs (VICPA).

"It is fundamental in today's economic environment that accounting firms and networks have strong representation in China, the fastest growing, and soon to be the major, global economy. In the same way, it is, at this moment in time, vital for Chinese accounting firms to have strong international connections to be able to service the growing number of Chinese businesses investing abroad" explains Geoff Barnes, CEO and president of Baker Tilly International.

"In Baker Tilly China we have found a powerful firm that shares our vision. We both wish to be acknowledged as premier providers of client services, with a commitment to the development of our people and contribution to our national institutes and organisations. We are proud to take Baker Tilly China's Chinese name as our Chinese brand name across the network."

VICPA joined Baker Tilly International in July 2010, merging with the network's existing representation in China and rebranding as Baker Tilly China. Baker Tilly China is the 8th largest firm in China (outside the Big 4).

Last month in The Great Hall of the People and in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Finance, the State-Owned Asset Administration & Supervision Committee, the Chinese Securities Regulatory Committee, the People's Republic Bank, the China Banking Institute, the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICEAW) and leaders from numerous governmental departments, the ceremony of co-operation between Baker Tilly China and Baker Tilly International took place.

Baker Tilly China will be the network's sole representative in China.

"The adoption of 天 职 国 际 by the network is a major step towards achieving our goal of internationalising our business", explains Mr Yonghong Chen, chairman of the board of Baker Tilly China.

"Our membership of Baker Tilly International will afford us access to support in delivering on our commitments to regulators, local authorities and our clients, and support in developing and training our top talent."

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